So I have had my eye on getting another JBP in the next few months, so I've been looking around online and even at Eisei-en nursery here in TN and I have a quick question about what I see on a lot of JBP - especially shohin sized, or pre-bonsai. I notice that many of them look like they have been wired at the base and the trunk allowed to either grow over the wire, or the wire left to the point its really cut into the trunk. This looks like it results in bulbous growth and reverse taper in a lot of trees. I've attached some pics to ebay auctions to give you an idea of what I'm talking about. Is this actually wire left on, or am I just misinterpreting how these things grow as they age?